2012 nancy hanks lecture on arts and public policy
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The 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
April 16, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Acclaimed actor and arts advocate Alec Baldwin will deliver the 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.Advanced tickets to the 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy featuring Alec Baldwin are currently unavailable. Please keep checking back, we may release tickets as they are returned to us. If you wish to attend without reserving a ticket, no guarantees of seating can be made; however unclaimed seats are offered according to availability. If you are no longer able to attend, please return you tickets by notifying at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is a leading national forum for arts policy intended to stimulate dialogue on policy and social issues affecting the arts. It is held each year on the evening before Arts Advocacy Day at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
The annual lecture is named for Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts and chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who devoted 15 years of her professional life to bringing the arts to prominent national consciousness.
Tickets will be available for pick up the night of the lecture at the Will Call Desk in front of the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center. If you wish to attend without reserving a ticket, no guarantees of seating can be made; however unclaimed seats are offered according to availability. Please pick up your tickets by 6:15 p.m. as the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are non-transferable. Photo I.D. will be required at the Will Call Desk.
|Americans for the Arts extends special thanks to Ovation for its partnership in presenting the 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. We want to express additional gratitude to The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Bank of America, and General Dynamics for their generous support. Americans for the Arts is also pleased to partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the official site of the 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture.|
archive of past speakers
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All presenters listed below have a published transcript, accessible to members. Some presenters, where noted, also have public audio and video associated with them. If you're not a member, please consider becoming a member to view the transcripts.
|2010||Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor, Charleston, SC Audio;|
|2009||Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center Video and Audio|
|2008||Daniel Pink, best-selling author Audio|
|2007||Robert MacNeil, broadcast journalist and author Audio|
|2006||William Safire, columnist and author Audio|
|2005||Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker|
|2004||Doris Kearns Goodwin, journalist and author|
|2003||Robert Redford, actor, director, and activist|
|2002||Zelda Fichandler, Founding Director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and Chair of the Graduate Acting Program and Master Teacher of Acting and Directing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts|
|2001||Frank Rich, op-ed columnist for The New York Times|
|2000||Terry Semel, immediate past Chairman and Co-CEO of Warner Bros. and Warner Music Group|
|1999||Wendy Wasserstein, playwright|
|1998||Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz musician and educator|
|1997||Alan K. Simpson, former U.S. Senator|
|1996||Carlos Fuentes, author|
|1995||Winton Malcolm Blount, Chairman of Blount, Inc., philanthropist, former U.S. Postmaster General|
|1994||David McCullough, historian|
|1993||Barbara Jordan, former U.S. Congresswoman|
|1992||Franklin D. Murphy, former Chief Executive Officer of the Times Mirror Company|
|1991||John Brademas, former Congressman, President Emeritus of New York University|
|1990||Maya Angelou, poet|
|1989||Leonard Garment, Special Counsel to Presidents Nixon and Ford|
|1988||Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian|
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